Few countries in the world can boast a cuisine as varied and rich as that available in Spain. Consisting of a variety of dishes, which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate, it is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country, and reflects the country's deep maritime roots. Spain’s extensive history with many cultural influences has led to an array of unique cuisines with literally thousands of recipes and flavours. It is also renowned for its health benefits and fresh ingredients, as a Mediterranean diet.
The reputation of top Spanish chefs and the quality of the restaurants go far beyond the famous establishments such as Ferran Adrià Bulli in Catalonia or Arzak in San Sebastian.